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Creamy Stripe-streak (Arawacus jada)

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Order: Lepidoptera (le-pid-OP-ter-a) (Info)
Family: Lycaenidae
Genus: Arawacus
Species: jada

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Neutral Magpye On Aug 16, 2006, Magpye from NW Qtr, AR
(Zone 6a) wrote:

Wing span: Not reported.

Identification: Upperside pale blue with black edges. Underside white with cream-colored bands.

Life history: Caterpillars eat leaves of the host plants.

Flight: Many flights throughout the year in Mexico.

Caterpillar hosts: Solanum umbellatum in the potato family (Solanaceae).

Adult food: Flower nectar.

Habitat: Open areas of the subtropics.

Range: Central America north through Mexico. Rare stray into southern Arizona.


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